CINCINNATI — The driver of a garbage truck found a 6-foot Burmese python on its roof after he emptied a trash bin into the truck at a Cincinnati fast-food restaurant.
Hamilton County sheriff's spokesman Steve Barnett says deputies who were summoned around 11 a.m. Thursday arrived to find the snake on the ground with its tail wrapped around a broom belonging to the driver. A deputy lifted the snake into a cardboard box using the broom.
Barnett says in a statement that the python appeared sluggish at first but revived once inside the box. Animal welfare workers took away the snake.
Camper finds his pet snake likes outdoors
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ADDISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. —A man has discovered that a boa constrictor is not a willing camping companion after his 5-foot-long pet escaped as they vacationed in southeast Michigan.
The man alerted officials that the snake slithered out of his pop-up camper June 9 at Addison Oaks County Park.
Oakland County Parks and Recreation executive officer Dan Stencil said the snake is young and poses no threat to humans.